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PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep - 07:51 (2012)    Post subject: Tobermorey Station,Fracking,Endangerd specie Reply with quote

Cattlemen concerned as fracking approved in NT
By Caddie Brain
Thursday, 20/09/2012

Canadian company Petrofrontier has received approval from the Northern Territory Government to frack a horizontal well on Tobermorey Station, about 450 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs.
It's the first time a horizontal well has been fracked on an unconventional oil and gas resource in Australia.
Fracking is a controversial method of extraction that uses water, sand and chemicals to break up the rock.
While Petrofrontier was unavailable for an interview, a statement from the Department of Mines and Energy confirms that work is already underway to frack the well in the Georgina Basin.
Executive director of the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association, Luke Bowen, says his members are now calling on a moratorium on fracking until laws are reviewed.
"It does concern us, and we are calling on a review of the regulations and legislation surrounding it," he said.
"Mining and petroleum are not bound by the existing Water Act.
"We certainly need to be sure that here's going to be no detriment to the above and below ground water resources, for the industry more generally and the people in the region."







THREATENED SPECIES OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORYMukia sp. Tobermorey StationConservation statusAustralia: Not listed.Northern Territory: Vulnerable.DescriptionMukia sp. Tobermorey Station is aprostrate herb. It has separate male andfemale flowers which are pale yellow incolour. The fruits are ellipsoid.Flowering: Mar, May.Fruiting: Mar, May, Jul, Oct.Conservation reserves where reported:None.Mukia sp. Tobermorey Station. (Photo: M.DistributionThis rare species is currently knownfrom five locations in the central-east ofthe Northern Territory. It is also knownfrom disjunct populations inQueensland. The apparently disjunctdistribution may be an artifact of limitedcollecting effort in the interveningregions, as there appears to berelatively uniform and suitable habitatbetween these areas. The western limitof this species’ known range occurswithin the NT.Armstrong)Known locations of Mukia sp. TobermoreyStation.EcologyThis species occurs along creeks and inpoorly drained areas on cracking clayplains. It has been recorded fromBluebush swamps (dominated byChenopodium auricomum), Gidgee(Acacia georginae) shrubland andriparian woodlands dominated byEucalyptus camaldulensis.Conservation assessmentThe species is assessed as Vulnerable(under criteria D1+2) based on:• the total population estimated to be<1000 mature individuals; and• an area of occupancy estimated tobe <20 km2.















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PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec - 13:13 (2012)    Post subject: Tobermorey Station,Fracking,Endangerd specie Reply with quote

Study casts doubt on safety of fracking for gas
By Anthony Stewart
Updated 3 hours 0 minutes ago
Photo: There are several companies exploring for shale and coal seam gas in the Territory. (ABC News - file image)
Map: NT

The Northern Territory Environment Centre says it wants the government to re-draft its gas drilling laws.
A study from Cornell University in the United States has found a strong link between the gas drilling practice of fracking and ill-health in cattle.
There are several companies exploring for shale and coal seam gas in the Territory.
The environment centre's Stuart Blanch says the current laws are outdated and need to be reviewed.
"We have to be very careful because once we gone down the path of the shale gas industry in the Territory, and if there is widespread contamination or risk from well failures in the future, they are very hard to fix up and rehabilitate," he said.
"It is a concern that a very reputable study out of Cornell University has identified a link between fracking and the health of the pastoral industry
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